During its 35-year history, DNS has been largely known as the backbone of the internet, a powerful tool that enabled the internet’s infrastructure to develop into the distributed marvel it is. Even though it’s always been there, the way it is being used has changed. Now, a modern DNS deployment is also critical to a cybersecurity strategy and to deliver the scalability that growing enterprises need.
Once considered solely the internet’s address book, DNS has become a favored target of cybercriminals and hackers who are constantly trying to either cause havoc to or extract valuable data (or cash) from unwitting enterprises worldwide. Because it’s at the center of everything, it’s no great surprise that 90 percent of all cyberattacks, such as DDoS attacks, ransomware, and data exfiltration, target DNS.